Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Review: Drowning Mermaids


Deep under Arctic waters lies an ice kingdom carved into a glacier. Those who dwell within it possess magnificent biological secrets. Due to the dangers of impending war, the Princess of Adlivun is forced to flee her undersea utopia and regroup with her sisters in Alaska.

Captain Trevain Murphy is a successful king crab fisherman who has spent his life building his empire above the sea, and knows nothing of the empire beneath it. When he meets a mysterious dancer whose father has recently died, he extends kindness towards her, unaware of her unique genetics and royal lineage. 

Trevain's attraction to the enigmatic Aazuria Vellamo will involve him in dangerous designs that will forever change his life, and his perspective on himself and his world. He embarks on perilous journeys in which he will need to release all of his insecurities and inhibitions in order to survive. 


It was his angel. He knew her, although she looked nothing like before. She was his Aazuria, his mythical heroine. In the dancing glow of the oil blaze, she was simply too dazzling to be real and he knew that he must be dying. As she hovered in suspension before him, her skin and hair were almost luminous in the dark water, almost phosphorescent. Perhaps she never had been real. It did not matter—she was firmly grasping his hands, and it sent a feeling of comfort and tranquility through him. He knew that she loved him.

He could see forgiveness and acceptance in her expression. None of the turmoil between them mattered any longer in this pacific moment. In her benevolent gaze, he could finally forgive himself. He smiled at her, although his vision was fading, and the world was disappearing. He tightly gripped her hands to thank her for coming back for him. He could not bear the thought of letting go; he did not want to be robbed of her touch. He tried to keep his eyes open for as long as possible, to keep looking into her unfamiliar ultramarine orbs. So this was what she really looked like, in her element. He wished he could have known her true form. It was mystical.

Trevain could imagine no better way to die. No better sight to see the last time he closed his eyes. A peaceful smile descended on his face, and the captain’s tired eyes closed for what he knew to be the last time ever. 

AUTHOR Bio and Links:     

Nadia Scrieva was born in 1988 in Toronto, Canada. She studied English and Anthropology, graduating with an Honors B.A. from the University of Toronto in 2011. She likes knives. Writing has been the most meaningful part of her life since she was a child. Nadia loves receiving feedback from readers, so do not hesitate to contact her with any of your comments, questions, ideas, or just to say hello. 

Review:  What lies beneath the enchanting waves of the ocean?  What unknown dangers, or living beings reside there? It's a mystery to many....

 Trevain Murphy is a man dealing with many ghosts of his past. He makes his life all about the sea, with being  a fisherman and a captain. Little does he know how his life is going to drastically change with one chance encounter. Trevain's world opens up to many new possibilities all of a sudden. His journey is an intriguing one, with the help of a woman with secrets to hide.

Aazuria is intriguing...I loved learning about her and the things she's endured in her life. She makes a great match for Trevain, as he began to open up and become a different man after meeting her.

The story is very well done! The writing is great, the pacing is steady, and the plot is very well crafted. The scenes have wonderful descriptions and takes the reader into a world of imagination and fun. This blended contemporary fantasy is filled with suspense, adventure, and love, and the different take on mermaids really amazed me. 

I enjoyed this book and look forward to more in the series.


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  1. Thank you for posting this lovely review! I am so glad you enjoyed the story.

  2. Drowning Mermaids sounds like a fun book, I've always enjoyed reading mermaid books and this one sounds like a good underwater romantic suspense. Thanks for sharing the excerpt.

  3. Interesting premise and I love the cover. Couldn't get enough of the excerpt and definitely one to add to my every growing list. Thanks for sharing Drowning Mermaids and another new to me author.

  4. Sounds like a great read! Thanks for sharing Nikki!

  5. All I can say is this book sounds so dang awesome! I'm going to have to read it, lol.

  6. What the????????? LOL, I went over to amazon to purchase it and guess what? It was FREE! LOL, is this my lucky day or what?

  7. great review :) You've piqued my interest :)

  8. This book is not to be missed! An epic tale that will keep you turning pages late into the night.. I could not put it down! :)

  9. The book sounds pretty interesting! Great review, Nikki!